We're committed to cultivating an environment marked by genuine curiosity about different perspectives, receptivity to knowledge generated through intercultural connections and a genuine sensitivity to the variety of human experiences.

Office of Intercultural Affairs Staff

  • Eloise Berry, Ph.D., Director
  • Celina Alexander, MBA, Associate Director
  • Intercultural Coordinators and Ambassadors, Villanova Students

The director and associate director work year-round to support the Office of Intercultural Affairs to create, maintain and support programming that cultivates and sustains a community of respect and inclusion for Villanovans with a focus on underrepresented students.

Eloise Berry, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers)

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Phone: (610) 519-6633
Dr. Berry (Dr. B) is committed to enhancing the student experience by making our community more inclusive and celebrating the unique contributions of diverse students on campus. Dr. B. earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Villanova University, where she was a member of the Women's Basketball team, and her MA and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. B. helped develop the Office of Intercultural Affairs during her first year at Villanova and has many years of experience working with young adults.

Celina Alexander, MBA (She/Her/Hers)

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Phone: (610) 519-7220
Celina’s passions lie in nurturing an inclusive campus by working with underrepresented student groups, providing training to student organizations and planning events. With more than a decade of experience in higher education, she gained perspective on the total student experience through roles in financial aid, academic advising, career services and student engagement. Celina earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arcadia University and her MBA from Philadelphia University.



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Office of Intercultural Affairs
Dougherty Hall Rm. 214

Eloise Berry, Ph.D.

Associate Director
Celina Alexander, MBA

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Intercultural Coordinators and Ambassadors support and spread the mission of the Office of Intercultural Affairs. They foster and sustain a community of respect and inclusion by interacting with various organizations and departments on campus, enhancing programming to increase student engagement and assisting the OIA staff in the growth of their office and mission. If you would like to join the program or connect with a current Intercultural Ambassador, please contact us.